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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 31, 2013 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The days between...

It may not sound like it, but I TRY to like all the Dead's material, and try to get into all eras of the band ( I do better here) . Sometimes it's just my mood .
I guess my point is how surprisingly good those late Garcia songs are .
Here, though, is another critical comment, the end of "So Many Roads" (love the song) sounds a bit like their version of "Heaven's Door" , with Jerry repeating the title of the song over it .
Also, though it is a cover, I like Phi's "Broken Arrow" .

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Poster: serious the dog Date: Dec 31, 2013 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The days between...

I agree with you on "So Many Roads", it's like he couldn't come up with a coda that matched the gravitas of the main body of the song so he just kind of punted and went out with an emotional repeating of the line to make up for it...kind of takes the wind out of the song for me but I still hold that song in high esteem for composition and lyrics in general.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Dec 31, 2013 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The days between...

Hey Dudley;

I actually really enjoyed listening to the link with all the later tunes. (The good sound quality helps too)

Broken Arrow was outstanding as far as I was concerned and a perfect cover song for Phil
"I want to hold you in these arms of steel"

Yesterday I started going back from the last show in 95 and just jotting down some of the tunes that I want to check out.
ie- That would be something
The Same Thing
Also remember two of the best covers in my opinion were from the last few years:
RAIN
LUCY IN THE SKY (The one David Gans played on the Dead hour I would put up there with any song the Dead have ever done)

Yes there were some real problems musically in the last few years but I suspect that a good compilation of that era would work. (Sorta like a later day 'Without a Net')

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 31, 2013 11:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The days between...

The only version of "Same Thing" I really like , is Muddy's . Most convey the triumph of sex, but not the awe, and a little fear of power of desire , but I nit pick (as usual) . I did think it was cool that Bob added some fresh air to the Minglewood/Rooster department . Wish he would have done the same thing (ouch) with his country covers .Also it was nice to dip back into the Pigpen era, with "Same Thing", and the "Schoolgirl" done more like the original Sonny Boy Williamson version, via the Muddy Waters one ;that was an nice touch . I sortta wish he would have dipped into something a little more off the beaten path, to cover , but it was a move in the right direction .
Of their Beatles covers, "Lucy" worked best for me . Also, though more an 80's thing, I though Jerry pulled off a good "Revolution", sort of had that "Deal" lope to it ,more like the White Album" version, than the fist in your face single .

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